Folic acid comes in several forms. It is known by the following names, folate, leucovorin calcium, folinate calcium, folacin, folate sodium and vitamin M. Folic acid is an integral component of several enzymatic functions in the human body. It is also vital to the formation of red blood cells and without it the development of bone marrow would be stunted. Folic acid is also useful in the proper functioning of the entire central nervous system. However, folic acidâ€™s perhaps most important function is in growth and reproduction. Without folic acid, the manufacture of nucleic acids - the stuff cells are made of - would not be possible.
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